GUARDIOLA: NO EXCUSE FOR BAD BAYERN DISPLAY DESPITE WINBy quadrihatic 09:11 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 Comments
The Spanish coach says his team failed to turn up
for the first half and was not happy with their "very
slow" performance against Augsburg.
Pep Guardiola has criticised Bayern Munich for their
display against Augsburg, despite winning 2-1 to
keep their perfect start to the Bundesliga campaign
The German champions went behind at the Allianz
Arena through an Alexander Esswein strike before
Robert Lewandowski tapped home from close range
to square things up late on. Thomas Muller then
converted a 90th minute penalty to secure the win
for the hosts.
Speaking after the game Guardiola praised the
visitors' defending, but criticised his team for not
turning up in the first half.
"I know itâ€™s hard after an international break, but
that can be no excuse," he said after the game. "We
have to play for 90 minutes, not just 45.
"Our body language wasnâ€™t good in the first half,
and our game was very, very slow.
"I hope we improve on that in the future. Augsburg
defended very well, but we had a lot of chances in
the second half."
Meanwhile, Muller admitted that his side were not at
their best and says he felt he pressure as he
stepped up to take the last minute spot-kick.
"We were a shade sloppy on the ball today. We still
created plenty of chances but failed to take them,"
"The penalty was a pressure situation for me. Even
an experienced player like me gets a few butterflies
when itâ€™s a 90th-minute penalty to win it 2-1."
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